Fish is good for health, we are usually told, and for a good reason. It’s an important food group and an essential part of a healthy diet. A rich source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, it can help ward off many heart diseases. Here is a brief look at how seafood can benefit you.
A Healthy Heart: Nutritionists and scientists everywhere agree that seafood is low in cholesterol and abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat that helps manage heart health. Regular consumption of fish can keep cardiovascular diseases at bay and prevent strokes and heart attacks. It is also known to reduce the risk of macular disease. Many people rely on fish oil supplements for their dose of Omage-3, however, consuming oily fish like mackerels, sardines, and salmon is generally recommended.
Packed with Essential Minerals: Fish is a natural source of several minerals like iodine, zinc, potassium, and phosphorous. It is also a good source of B-complex vitamins and Vitamin D. Vitamin B plays a vital role in performing many functions like metabolism and concentration. It also promotes healthy hair and nails. Vitamin D helps in absorption of calcium and is essential for immune health.
Low in Fat, High in Protein: Seafood contains very little fat. In fact, the fattiest will have less than 15% fat. Plus, it contains only the essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own. It has fewer calories and a lot of protein. Protein from fish is easier to digest because unlike meat and poultry, seafood has less connective tissue. Adding seafood to your diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
The benefits listed are just a few of many health related advantages. Seafood is also delicious and can be prepared in different ways (Check out our Recipes section for some quick and yummy ideas). If fresh fish is not readily available to you, you can always stock up your pantry with canned fish tins. There is very little nutritional difference between the two.
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